22nd International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia
The VSMM organizing committee hereby invites submissions to the 2016 international conference. VSMM will be held for the first time in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia at Sunway University from October 17-21, organized by the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science and Technology and the newly established Centre for Research Creation in Digital Media (CRCDM). The conference venue is in the heart of Sunway City, and will use the state-of-the-art facilities in the new Sunway University Building.
The theme for the 2016 conference is “Transdisciplinary – Transmedia - Transformations”
VSMM 2016 will have a strong focus on research-creation applications for virtual systems, multimedia, digital arts and technology and digital cultural heritage industries, and on the knowledge mobilization and the practical exhibition of such endeavours. The aim of this conference is to showcase and discuss fresh research and public engagement initiatives integral to all fields associated with virtual systems and multimedia, the founding pillars of VSMM. Keynote speakers, special sessions and panels combined with workshops and a cultural heritage exhibition will make this South-East Asian edition an especially exciting event.
The Conference Tracks for papers and presentations are:
Track 1 - Image Science
Track 2 - Information Visualization
Track 3 - Advances in Technology
Track 4 - Culture & Heritage - GLAMs
Track 5 - Creative Arts & Design
Track 6 - Engineering Applications
Special Tracks - TBA
ABOUT THE VSMM SOCIETY
The International Society for Virtual Systems and Multimedia is a unique transdisciplinary organization for the exchange of cutting edge research in new media and virtual and augmented reality applied to everything from art to architecture, medicine to engineering, and archaeology to cultural heritage. We take pride in bringing academia and industry together with policy makers. We bridge computer scientists and artists, engineers and historians, policy makers and philosophers, archaeologists and architects, doctors and librarians, roboticists and cultural officials, and more.
VSMM was conceived in Japan in 1995 by Professor Takeo Ojika at the Virtual Systems Laboratory at Gufu University. It was arguably the first international VR conference and has remained a leading venue for cross-disciplinary scholarly research and exchange in cutting-edge multimedia and virtual systems.
The VSMM Society has held annual conferences for 22 years now, bringing leading researchers in the application of digital media, mobile, and virtual and augmented reality technology together with users across a diverse community. In partnership with the IEEE Society the majority of VSMM Conference proceedings are available on IEEE Xplore.
NEWS & UPDATES
1. The 2016 proceedings will be published by, and indexed in, the IEEE Xplore digital library, as per the last 9 years. 2. VSMM 2016 will feature a gallery exhibition. Participants are invited to contribute work related to their papers. The committee will curate a programme of screenings and exhibits based on submissions. 3. The conference will have a series workshops on October 17th and cultural excursions on Friday the 21st, so please consider them when making your travel plans. 4. We have a block of discounted rooms at the Sunway Hotels at a special conference rate. Details to follow on the website. 5. VSMM 2016 has a substantialtechnicalcommittee this year, which will enable a timely review of all submissions. I want to thank all of you for volunteering.